- File Size: 1158 KB
- Print Length: 448 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: KPR Publishing (August 26, 2016)
- Publication Date: August 26, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01L32M4WU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360,210 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Poor Minty, people couldn't even get her name correct; and she didn't kick her free-loading cousin out of her apartment, even when she weaseled her into trading bedrooms! This girl had the spine of a gummy bear! Left at the altar, she quietly went on the honeymoon trip to Paris with her maid of honor, Helen, even though she wanted to go to Venice. That's where she meets Joe.
Joe, who's been dumped by a woman who went back to her former husband even though she and Joe were talking marriage. So Joe's not looking for a woman with any baggage. And Minty certainly has baggage! She also has couples all around her who are great examples of what should and should not be happening in a relationship. She can see their problems quite clearly. But she can't figure out what went wrong between Dominic and her.
Then comes the Nice Factor, the class that teaches you how not to be too nice. In other words, how not to get taken advantage of by your friends and coworkers. Remember, if you lie down someone is bound to walk on you. And this course tries to teach you not to lie down by teaching you how to insult people, at least in your head. If you can do it in your head, it changes your attitude and posture and people treat you differently. Eventually, you stop being automatically treated that way by people because you have stopped acting so nice all the time. You're still a nice person, but you're not so easy to take advantage of. Joe is also a student at this course. Joe and Minty have fun with the insults, but Minty still has baggage.
Ms. Wolff has developed these characters, especially Minty, so well, that you feel like they could walk through your own door and be totally 3D. I was a little let down at the end, but that was because it ended. I just wanted it to keep going. So why didn't I give it five stars? I got really tired of Minty's baggage. She just wouldn't let go of trying to figure out what went wrong, and it got old for me. Thank heavens, cousin Amber could put up with her.
The Making of Minty Malone was a Book Bub acquisition from Amazon. This is my honest review for which I am not being compensated in any way. All opinions are fully my own.
~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review
The story centers around Minty, whose fiancee jilted her at the altar, her friends and family. It deals with the endings and beginnings of relationships. This book had real flawed characters facing real life situations. From such a poor beginning, this author created such a smooth flow of psychological reflection and emotional growth of Minty and others. The dialogue, inner thoughts and interactions were superbly written. It was such an outstanding job, that I'm giving this 5 stars -- even with the extremely bad start.
I'm not sure where this freebie came from, but I am freely writing my honest opinion and review of this story.
No one should approach this book expecting great literature, but it is a very fun read with a sense of style some more serious writers could stand to emulate.
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